Snow Canyon State Park
SNOW CANYON STATE PARK
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Rugged and wild, Snow Canyon State Park's landscape is spectacular enough to rival most national parks. Its 7,400 acres encompass massive red rock sandstone formations and arches, ancient lava caves and cinder cones, and soft red sand dunes that beckon adventurers of all interests. You'll definitely want to remember your camera so you can capture the stunning scenery as you explore the park, which offers 16 miles of hiking trails. Snow Canyon State Park's proximity to St. George and year-round pleasant weather makes it a premiere adventure hub for campers, mountain bikers, hikers, technical rock climbers, horseback riders, nature and wildlife lovers, and especially photographers. Snow Canyon's impressive scenery has even set the stage for Hollywood films, including the notorious Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Tuacahn Theatre is located just outside of the park, basking in the glory of Snow Canyon's 1,500-foot red rock mountains.

Snow Canyon was named for Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, Mormon pioneers who discovered the area in 1861. Snow Canyon achieved state park status in 1959. Despite its name, the park rarely sees snow. In fact, it receives only about 7.5 inches of rainfall annually. Camping is available year round, in a small but nicely maintained campground that offers tent and RV sites, a group camping area, modern restrooms, and showers. Nearby attractions include the St. George area's other state parks: Sand Hollow, Quail Creek and Gunlock. Zion National Park is just a short drive away. Snow Canyon is just a short drive north of St. George.


How to get here:

From I-15 southbound, take Exit 10 / Washington and turn left onto Red Hills Parkway. Stay on the parkway for about 5 miles to its intersection with Bluff Street/ SR-18; after the light it turns into Snow Canyon Parkway. Follow the parkway approximately 3.5 miles and then turn right onto Snow Canyon Drive, which leads to the south entrance of the park.

From I-15 northbound, take Exit 6 / Bluff Street. Head north on Bluff Street to the intersection with Snow Canyon Parkway. Follow the parkway approximately 3.5 miles and then turn right onto Snow Canyon Drive, which leads to the south entrance of the park.

Snow Canyon State Park
1002 Snow Canyon Drive, Ivins, UT
(435) 628-2255